Update time. We had our midwife appt. last Sat. morning. It was a good one. B was able to come with me, he had to miss the last three because they were scheduled in the middle of the day. I had a long list of topics to cover so I felt very proactive and informed from all my birth book reading. The main topics we discussed were the fact that we are for sure now doing a home birth and we went over our anatomy scan results with our midwife.
Home birth is a go. We are ready for it. And excited! Even B is now 100% excited to do it at home. We are going to rent a birthing tub and get the service where they set it up and then come back after the baby is born to drain the water (can you imagine a more disgusting job?), I'll be hiding in my bedroom when they come to do the clean up!
Ok, let's talk anatomy scan. We were really curious to get our midwife's point of view regarding the baby's size and whether or not she would want us to do a 30 week US to check on Hazy's growth progress. Well, the short answer is she does. She isn't overly concerned but thinks its a good idea to make sure that Hazy continues to grow, especially since I've been cramming extra protein into my body. She went over the measurements with us and basically it's her abdomen and femur measurements that are cause for a second look. Poor baby's femurs measure in the 6th percentile! I'm only 5'2" and B is 5'8" so I don't think it's shocking but I feel bad for passing on our shitty, short legged genes. My belly was measuring at 27 weeks and I was just turning 26 weeks so hopefully that means the protein is working and she/we have had a growth spurt.
We have a 30 week US scheduled for May 9th with the same Dr. we had before. I am nervous that they will find a reason to order me to have another US at 36 or 37 weeks and then discover some reason they think she's better off outside of the womb and will demand I be induced which is just a slippery slope to hospital C section territory! On the bright side it will be nice to get more pictures of her at the very least!
B asked our midwife if he can catch the baby and she of course was really into it. He is very cute about it. He decided on his own that he wants to but is also OK if things don't work out that way...I might not be able to let go of him!!
Last weekend I went to my parents house (about 3 hrs from where we live) and briefly visited with my family. My mom and I went through all the baby clothes she held onto for 30 years. Unbelievable how much stuff she kept! I brought about half of it home although I'll probably only use about half of that.
I drove out there on Sat and the whole day Hazy was super active! She didn't stop moving all day long. She was kicking me so strongly. My youngest sister got to feel her kick several times and so did my mom. She was really putting on a show! The last few days she gone back to being really quiet. I feel her at least a couple times a day but sometimes very subtly...it drives me crazy that she's not more consistent!!!
While I was gone B painted our bathroom after all the construction that happened last week on the caved in ceiling and he painted the one wall in the baby's room. Right before I left we got a giant box in the mail...it was the glider I put on our registry! B had it all put together when I got back from my parents and I'm so happy with it. Hazy's room is very small so I was worried it would be too big. I also was worried if we had chosen the right color, we picked the green glider but I was worried it would be off from the green wall paint and would clash. We got lucky. The glider is the perfect size and the color is actually a lighter shade than online which ends up being a perfect match with the freshly painted wall! So her room is slowly coming together. The bathroom looks great too, amazing what a new coat of paint can do to spruce up a room! Makes me want to do the whole house....
I have a new obsession... buying baby clothes off eBay. It's bad. I bought 10 items in 48 hrs. There are some ridiculous deals out there! I really am spending a fraction of what it would cost at the store and some of the items still have tags on them! The next project is clearing out her closet and organizing all her clothes. For now I am leaving the clothes laid out in piles in her crib so I can go in at least once a day and fondle them...its not weird!
I paid my taxes and got it all in the mail on the 15th. Why I wait til the last second is a mystery. But that's done until next year, thank god. I'm so hoping that next year since we get to file with a dependant we might actually get some money back...or at least break even!
OK, I guess that's it. I can't think of anything else thats happening around here. Its basically eat protein, drink water, feel guilty I'm not working out more often, buy baby stuff, clean out drawers and closets, obsess over how much the baby is or isn't moving, remember to eat more salads and take my vitamins and supplements, check repeatedly for stretch marks etc, etc, etc. Let me tell you, it's wild and crazy times over here...